Create downsides and oppty for all actors in a system

“Worry about skin in the game, not inequality. Worry about equality in opportunity not outcome.” via IFTTT from


Think of kindness as a non-rival commodity, not a luxury good

“Luxury goods are only consumed when we’ve got enough. You shouldn’t go shopping for a Birkin bag with your last dollar. It’s easy to believe that kindness is like that. We need more reserves, perhaps, before we can expend some of what we’ve got in this generous way.”


Usage = ownership in online communities… Bitcoin and reddit are this already?

“You can buy tokens if you want to speculate on the value of the network (or invest in the online publication business, as it were). You can earn tokens by participating in the network (or by publishing content on the online publishing network, as it were). You can spend tokens to participate in the network (or by engaging in or curating the online publishing network, as it were).” from

What signals the end of a civilization? Food price crash, resources, not a nuclear attack.

“Civilization ends when it can’t handle problems that are totally obvious, because its ideology won’t allow it to deal with them. In our case the ideology of economics and capitalism, which insists that decisions must be made for profit, without recognizing that profit is a social construction which doesn’t take into account all the upsides or downsides of doing anything; combined with our moral belief that money is good, and that the more money you have the better you are, are killing our civilization”